Top 4 Pearl Trends of 2023
In the revolving door world of fashion, trends come and go – but some timeless classics have the power to make a grand comeback.
Welcome to 2023: the Pearl Renaissance.
After a brief hiatus from the ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’ limelight, these classic cool mints are being re-imagined in exciting and contemporary ways. Think Kim Kardashian on the Met Gala red carpet, the Baroque pearl drop earrings favoured by Kate Middleton, or even a classic pearl necklace on the chest of Harry Styles.
According to Matthew Ely, “The pandemic presented the pearl business with significant challenges, resulting in changes to the way pearls were sold and distributed, but ultimately this has heightened demand on a global scale.”
“We’re only just seeing that demand really hit the Australian market, where pearls are still being sold at a reasonably low price point. I’d expect this to intensify in 2023 as these gemstones become more exclusive and genuinely rare. It’s crazy to think the very best, most valuable pearls come from the Pinctada Maxima shell i.e. our own backyard in the South Sea!”
So –what exactly is ‘trending’ in the world of pearls?